SPCO management proposes to ‘play and talk’

SPCO President Dobby West says his administration has submitted a “play and talk” proposal to the Musician Negotiating Committee.

The proposal contains several provisos, but if accepted by the American Federation of Musicians and the local union would allow the SPCO to resume its season.

The full proposal can be read here; SPCO musicians have until 5:00 p.m. CST on February 18 to respond.

Chair of the SPCO Musicians Negotiating Committee Carole Mason-Smith says they are still reviewing the details of management’s new offer, but that at first review the proposal does not appear to reflect what is customarily meant by the term “play and talk.”